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Five possible sites for comet landing
Five possible sites for comet landing

The European Space Agency (ESA) said it has drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever…

Explainer: How do satellites orbit the Earth?

Satellites in orbit are routinely used for communication, imaging and navigation - yet many people don't understand how…

Aurora's glory lights up

A geomagnetic storm has sparked auroras around both poles - helping set up a stunning photograph taken in Otago.

Experts forecast apocalyptic weather

Intense aerial turbulence, ice storms and scorching heatwaves, huge ocean waves - the world's climate experts forecast apocalyptic…

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Key announces Judith Collins' resignation video Key announces Judith Collins' resignation

John Key has announced the resignation of Justice…

Locust plague descends on Madagasca video Locust plague descends on Madagasca

A thick grey swarm of locusts engulfed Madagascar's…

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Alien lifeform hopes raised
Alien lifeform hopes raised

Researchers established that tiny life forms were thriving in a lake beneath 800 metres of pack ice, despite not seening…

Stunning space panorama
Stunning space panorama

A photographer has captured a stunning panorama image of the Milky Way on a clear, starry night. Amit Kamble, who is also…

'Supermoon' rises in New Zealand skies
'Supermoon' rises in New Zealand skies

Skygazers are hoping for a break in the clouds tonight for a glimpse of the 'supermoon'.

Kiwi-made rocket shatters record
Kiwi-made rocket shatters record

A New Zealand-built rocket has shattered an altitude record after reaching speeds in excess of 2000 km an hour.

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'Super-duper' moon to show in NZ skies
'Super-duper' moon to show in NZ skies

A "super-duper" full moon that is bigger and brighter than any other moon this year will appear in the…

Comet finally joined by space probe

An unmanned probe swung alongside a comet this week after a 6.4-billion kilometre chase through outer space over the course…

Pluto's orbit precisely measured

Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have been able to measure Pluto's orbit precisely, to help with navigation…

Historic rendezvous between comet, space probe

European scientists were preparing for a historic rendezvous on Wednesday between a comet and a space probe after a 10-year…

Space fans 'ride along' for comet hunt'
Space fans 'ride along' for comet hunt'

Space enthusiasts have won a battle to force the authorities to release images from a spacecraft's decade-long…

Kiwi help in historic space hook-up

Kiwi-developed technology will assist a historic hook-up when a spacecraft makes its long-awaited date with a comet next…

Round Moon? Time to think again

The Moon has a slight lemon shape, rather than being a nice sphere. Astronomers have now explained it, saying the Earth…

Big lift for Kiwi rocket firm

The New Zealand aerospace firm planning to launch a rocket to carry satellites into low earth orbit for a fraction of the…

SpaceX slow to break into military satellite launches

Things aren't going as smoothly as SpaceX might hope in its quest to secure the US Military as a client.

Nasa rover breaks distance record
Nasa rover breaks distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more kilometres on Mars than any man-made vehicle…

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